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Hino Trucks and Cummins Announce Medium and Heavy-Duty Engine Offering


March 12, 2021


L and XL Series Trucks powered by Cummins engines to be produced at Hino plants in West

Virginia, USA and Woodstock, Canada

Hino to redirect resources toward “Project Z” development of battery electric vehicles and accelerate

production timeline


Novi, MI – During the virtual 2021 NTEA Work Truck Show, Hino Trucks announced their intent to

produce medium- and heavy-duty Hino trucks with Cummins engines for sale in North America. As a

result of this announcement, Hino intends to offer Cummins B6.7™ and L9™ engines in Hino’s L

and XL Series models by the end of 2021.


“We are thrilled to offer Cummins’ proven B6.7 and L9 engines,” stated Hino’s Bob Petz, Senior VP

of Vehicle and Parts Sales. “The reliability, performance and durability presented with Cummins

engines coupled with the award-winning Hino conventional cab will provide our customers the

Ultimate Ownership Experience.”


“The Cummins B6.7 and L9 have an unmatched legacy in the medium-duty space, with nearly 80

years of combined production history,” said Amy Boerger, Cummins’ Vice President and General

Manager, North America On Highway. “We are confident Hino customers with Cummins engines will

continue to enjoy low cost of operation ownership with our combined offering.”


As part of Hino’s Work Truck Show announcement, Hino plans to redirect engineering and other

resources to accelerate the development of the battery electric vehicle (BEV) portion of Project Z,

the company’s development path to zero emission vehicles (ZEV). The company had previously

announced plans to develop and produce a full range of class 4 through 8 Battery Electric Trucks by 2024. It is now planning to begin low volume production of the BEV models in the fourth quarter of

2022, ramping up to full production by the end of 2023.


“Our industry is in the midst of a generational shift from traditional vehicles to Zero Emission

Vehicles,” noted Hino’s Glenn Ellis, Senior VP of Customer Experience. “This new partnership is in

line with the recent shift we have seen among other OEMs who are looking to strong industry

partners to help offset their growing R&D investments into new ZEVs.”


Hino will begin production of Cummins powered trucks at the West Virginia and the Woodstock plant

in October 2021, using engines built by Cummins at their Rocky Mount Engine Plant in North

Carolina. The company plans to make the Cummins B6.7 engine available in the L Series by the end

of 2021, initially offering the engine in two ratings: 240 HP and 260 HP. The B6.7 will be paired with

Allison’s 2000 and 3000 Series transmissions. Starting in 2022, the Cummins L9 engine will be

available in Hino’s XL Series model, initially in three ratings: 300 HP, 330 HP and 360 HP. The L9

can be paired with Allison’s 3000 or 3500 Series transmission or an Eaton manual.


Hino and Cummins will continue to evaluate additional opportunities to collaborate on powertrain

strategies in the future.


About Hino Trucks:

Hino Trucks, a Toyota Group Company, manufactures, sells, and services a lineup of Class 4-8

commercial trucks in the United States. Headquartered in Novi, Michigan, Hino has a network of

over 240 dealers nationwide committed to achieving excellence in the ultimate ownership

experience. Learn more about Hino Trucks at or follow us on Facebook,

LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.


About Cummins, Inc.:

Cummins Inc. is a global technology company designing, manufacturing, distributing and servicing a

broad portfolio of clean power solutions; including diesel, natural gas, hybrid, electric and other

alternative solutions. Established in 1919 and headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (U.S.), Cummins

serves customers in more than 190 countries and territories around the world. More information can

be found at





For More Information:

Dominik Beckman

Director - Marketing and Dealer Operations

Hino Motors Sales U.S.A., Inc.





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